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Maintenance Manager

Date:  Jun 14, 2022

Saint Clair Shores, MI, US, 48080

Req ID:  57950
Job Function:  Maintenance

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.


The Perdue Premium Meat Company – Alexander & Hornung pork processing, fully cooked, ready to eat, further-processing facility in St. Clair Shores, MI  is hiring a Complex Maintenance Manager.  The Complex Maintenance Manager is responsible for developing, implementing, and analyzing working methodologies to improve factory efficiency and reliability, increasing asset utilization, reducing cost.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides technical and operational support for the plant infrastructure maintenance and Continuous Improvement activities.
  • Drive a strong and robust Maintenance Excellence Program.
  • Sustain a culture of loss control and prevention with a dedicated continuous improvement mindset.
  • Minimize line downtime, assist with process and technical operational improvements and sustain overall equipment reliability. 
  • Responsible for continuing to improve and Promote the plant’s BBS (Behavioral Based Safety) program. 
  • Manages operations to ensure the safe and timely completion of departmental work by effectively utilizing people, equipment, and materials. 
  • Knowledge of infrastructure systems such that the staff and workforce implement safe and effective operations. Working Knowledge of BBS and EAS regulations such that staff and the workforce operate safely and effectively. 
  • Understands and Implements a robust 5S Program. 
  • Develops and provides training for technical skills, TPM, safety (i.e. LOTO, 6S), and other applicable topics. 
  • Effectively communicates change to maintenance teams to reduce barriers to change. Manages the implementation of change i.e. new processes, equipment and ways of working. 
  • Works with Training & Development Manufacturing Support Lead to identify and develop a skills matrix. Assists with developing and implementing associated training programs. 
  • Possesses an in-depth understanding of individual items of packaging equipment and integrated systems, how they operate, impact on product quality, fault diagnosis & corrective action. 
  • Assists corporate engineering with the development and implementation of capital projects. 
  • Leads or participates in Process Hazard Analysis studies. 
  • Ensures overall quality levels (equipment and department work) and on-time delivery schedules are maintained.

Minimum Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree and at least 5 years of related experience.  Must have a solid understanding of maintenance management systems and processes, preventative and predictive maintenance, manufacturing technologies and standard software applications. Requires strong communication skills, math, organizational and analytical skills.

CMRP, Six Sigma, Lean Certifications Preferred.

Experience Preferred

  • Superior Relationship Management Skills - Excels at developing, inspiring, and influencing others without sacrificing accountability.  
  • Aggressive Self-Starter - The ideal candidate must naturally aspire to surpass benchmarks, exceed goals, and understand that your team’s results are directly affected by your passion, commitment, resourcefulness, resilience, and leadership.
  • High Energy - Desire to Exceed All Targets. The ideal candidate is a natural leader, motivator, and change agent with extraordinary leadership and people skills,
  • Technology - Must possess complete proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Experience with Kronos preferred.
  • Must have excellent communication and change management skills.
  • Ability to resolve issues in a tactful and diplomatic manner.
  • Proficient in leading meetings utilizing detail visual aids to reflect department performance metrics.

Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit